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Old 08-03-2009, 11:12 PM   #1
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?'s about awd focus

ok im thinking instead of buying a subie next spring, what if i can get a complete swap ofa 4g63t and tranny with ecu and harness and everything.

it will be from a evo 8 or evo 9

has anyone thought of using a evo or 4g63 setup?

the guy who does my work has built a few rally cars (rally of america)
and he is a master mitsu tech.
and has super amounts of knowledge on 4g63

is it possible or is it going to be extreme amounts of work.


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Old 08-03-2009, 11:21 PM   #2
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some have at least thought of using those platforms.....none have done it as far as I know.

it can be done, though with quite a bit of work and money.

honestly I think my way, though not started or finished, it the most feasible, easiest, and cheapest way to do it...
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Old 08-03-2009, 11:26 PM   #3
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but i will not be using a zetec engine
i know you are going to use a v6 but i looking for 4 cylinder 2.0
i have readily access to STI blocks and heads and ej 20 and ej25's
that need to be rebuilt or just need some tlc.
but im afraid a boxer engine is too wide for the focus so thats why i dont go that route
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^^ haha...... box engine will be fine. they're NOT all that big, I had one on a stand next to my car..... I mean come on, if you can fit a V8 in there, an opposed cylinder will work fine lol.

likely there will be (well very likely) some front and possibly rear subframe custom work..... gotta make sure the wheelbase and other dimensions will be within the same boundaries (not to say you can't modify it or anything, just would be harder/take longer/more expensive)

Also as I noticed when I was looking at a model car I have (well it IS pretty accurate lol) that the transfer box is right about where the fuel tank is.....so you're gonna have to likely relocate that as well. I'm not quite sure though, I hope I can get around that lol.

and all in all, anything's possible with enough time and money. I hope it works out for you though, that engine would definitely net more power than mine I'm sure..... so yeah lol I just hope we can both get it there. AWD focus dreams FTW!
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Can't you use the ford escape awd?
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Old 08-04-2009, 09:13 AM   #6
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i see complete boxer engines all day and fully assembled they are wide.

a V8 sits like a V.

a boxer engine sits like a rectangle, its simple geometry.
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I would try to go with either the escape or 4g63. Probably the 4g63 if its power you seek. The escape if its keeping a "u.s" car "u.s". I think it can be done. This is one of my dreams when I get the money.
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well its either 4g63, i have a sti block available too me but i dont want to do subaru because it will be too many problems and obstacles.

im either doing a 4g63, or in the spring buy a evo or a subie
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this is a link to the baddest AWD focus ive seen and it still has a ford engine.

http://www.passionford.com/forum/res...8-01-08-a.html
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the focos inspired me to do AWD lol
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